Internet Explorer 9 Crash Restart Loop

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Pete Long
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I downloaded the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Beta, today, to give it a test drive and maybe write a review for the site, and it failed miserably and got stuck in a crash restart loop.

The error message given is as illustrated below is:

Internet Explorer has stopped working

In fact, I had to kill IE with Windows Task Manager, as it kept re-spawning new instances that also crashed.

Note: You may also see Event ID 1000 in Event Viewer > Windows Logs > Application log each time IE9 crashes.

Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 9.0.7930.16406, time stamp: 0x4c7e0414
Faulting module name: IEFRAME.dll, version: 9.0.7930.16406, time stamp: 0x4c7e048e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00077c96
Faulting process id: 0x104c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb596dc320eb8f
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\IEFRAME.dll
Report Id: 012c705c-c561-11df-8a41-705ab694ed42


1. Launch the new IE9 in "Extensions off" mode, Click Start > Type in "iexplore.exe -extoff" {enter}
2. IE9 will launch in "Extensions Off" mode > Click "Manage add-ons".
3. Select all the Add-ons (Select one and Press CTRL+A) > Then Select "Disable All".
4. Now launch IE9 and it should launch correctly.
5. If you want you can slowly enable all the add-ons one by one, to find out which one was doing the damage.


Some forums are suggesting that enabling "Use software rendering instead of GPU redering" will also solve this problem.

This tip was originally posted on my blog, http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000329.htm.
Author:Pete Long
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